08.17.09 —Three Companies Graduate from St. Louis County Enterprise Center
Author Nancy Schnoebelen
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
St. Louis, MO, August 17, 2009 - St. Louis Enterprise Centers - South County will "graduate" three client companies, making room for other startup, growing businesses. The graduation ceremony will take place 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2009.
St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley will recognize each small business owner for its accomplishment and success. A reception will follow with refreshments prepared by culinary businesses from the St. Louis Enterprise Centers - Midtown.
The South County Center, located at 315 Lemay Ferry Road, is among four small business incubators managed by St. Louis County Economic Council (Midtown, Wellston and West County). The Centers provide affordable office and warehouse space, shared support services, access to expert advice and mentors, and valuable networking opportunities. Companies stay at the Enterprise Centers for an average of five years before moving to their own location, typically within close proximity to where they incubated.
"The role of the Enterprise Center is to provide support so young companies eventually can grow and thrive on their own. When businesses graduate, it is a good for everyone - the companies are succeeding and the incubators are doing their jobs. We're excited for these companies and wish them ongoing success," said County Executive Dooley.
The three graduating businesses are:
- E-Data Solutions, Inc. - offers a full range of business solutions that include marketing, online and content solutions.
- Hill Brewing Company - brewery and home of the Classic American Pilsner, an award-winning home brew recipe.
- Windows America - offers products and installation for replacement windows, entry and patio doors, factory-certified siding, leaf-proofing and guttering.
About St. Louis County Economic Council
St. Louis County Economic Council provides innovative solutions to companies and communities through business development, financing programs, business incubators, real estate and community development programs, and international expertise through the World Trade Center Saint Louis.